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Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

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Located on Pier 59 with a view of the city, Seattle Aquarium hosts more than 800,000 visitors every year. The aquarium's goals of conservation and preservation mean many visitors take part in the site's educational programs. Some exhibits are interactive, such as the Life of a Drifter display that surrounds visitors with an aquarium full of jellyfish, starfish, and rockfish. You can plan Seattle trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The worst aquarium I have visited. Very little for visitors but specially for marine species. They could just put them in a bucket for that matter 
    The worst aquarium I have visited. Very little for visitors but specially for marine species. They could just put them in a bucket for that matter  more »
  • We decided to visit this small aquarium. You have to brave the major construction going on across the street and the many homeless people in the area. You also have to put up with the huge crowds... 
    We decided to visit this small aquarium. You have to brave the major construction going on across the street and the many homeless people in the area. You also have to put up with the huge crowds...  more »
  • A very small, expensive, and crowded aquarium. Great location right in the middle ofg the Seattle Waterfront. 
    A very small, expensive, and crowded aquarium. Great location right in the middle ofg the Seattle Waterfront.  more »
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  • are in a good location, on the promenade in the center. there is something to see and even new species of marine life can be discovered. interesting and curious. I think both children and adults will be interested. to see everything about 1-1:30 is enough. there is a cafe and gift shop inside. the guide and the scuba diver who takes care of the fish from inside the aquarium tell interesting things about them. if you want to drive there by car and park for free, then you need to put it against the aquarium that is there. look at the site and only put the car there. what else can be said? I expected more and a little better. I was at the Oregon Aquarium and it's better there, much bigger and interesting and expected something similar, but not bad, okay. There is no queue, you can arrive at the appointed time and immediately go in.
  • I came in last week and had an awesome experience here with my girlfriend. We ordered the ticket via our King County Library Card which gave us the free admissions (i.e., one card can take up to at most four people). There are many great and vivid selections, but I love the outside sea otter section the most. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable to all your curious questions. There are a lot of exhibitions so please take your time to visit them all. I believe there is no free public parking, so you have to pay nearby parking. If you have kids, the aquarium is a great place to learn, enjoy, and spend time with them. Overall, I highly recommend this place to local people, tourists and myself to come back in the near future.
  • A fantastic aquarium with lots of exhibits and different animals. All the staff was really nice and answered any questions I had. There was a really great area out on the pier to sit and take a break. The seals and the sea otters were very cute. Everything was very well maintained and all the critters were happy and well cared for.
  • A special place, no matter if it's the first, third, fifth, or seventh time I had been through the aquarium. The local fish and fauna, the exotic, and the information about them is informative and entertaining. It's hard not to get excited thinking about the exhibits and their varied nature's. Touching sting rays, tide pools, and salmon ladders all are some of the things you can see and do. The gift shop isn't bad either. The facility is clean and family friendly and I wouldn't hesitate to bring explorers of all ages. It's not necessary (or hasn't been a single time I've been there) to purchase tickets prior to arrival.
  • This is a good aquarium although admission may be a bit steep for the size of the aquarium. It took about 45 minutes to get through the exhibits. The exhibits and tanks were in good condition and clean. The octopus was active and interesting. The seals were playful and entertaining. A great place for kids of all ages.

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